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Brandon Lloyd possession receiver Raiders have been missing?

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Due to the lack of depth the Oakland Raiders have at the wide receiver position along with the fact they have not had a 1000-yard receiver since Randy Moss back in 2005, Brandon Lloyd seems like a great fit right.

He had a good year last season but not great, meaning he should come at a cheaper rate. He had 74 catches for 911 yards and 4 touchdowns but most importantly 50 first downs (FDS). In 2012 he ranked in the top 20 for most FDS and was ranked 10th in the NFL for pass targets, 2nd on the team behind Wes Welker. Making him Tom Brady's second most reliable target.

Tight end Brandon Myers was the Raiders' best receiver last season with 79 catches for 806 yards 4 TD's. Most of those yards came in "garbage time" and showed the lack of production from the wide receivers. The Raiders are one possession receiver away from having a complete receiving corps.

In 2010, Lloyd had his breakout season with the highest percentage of first downs on his catches in the NFL in the last 10 years. 72 of his 77 catches were for first downs giving him 93.5% of his catches for first downs.

FIRST DOWN PERCENTAGE

Receiver Team Season Receptions First downs First down pct.
1. Brandon Lloyd Broncos 2010 77 72 93.5
2. Vincent Jackson Chargers 2008 59 52 88.1
3. Randy Moss Vikings 2004 49 43 87.8
4. Bobby Engram Seahawks 2002 50 43 86.0
5. Ernest Wilford Jaguars 2005 41 35 85.4
6. Vincent Jackson Chargers 2009 68 58 85.3
7. Terrell Owens Cowboys 2007 81 69 85.2
8. Justin McCareins Titans 2003 47 40 85.1
9. Brandon Stokley Broncos 2007 40 34 85.0
10. Johnny Knox Bears 2010 51 43 84.3

Statistics compliments of Bill Williamson of ESPN.com

If you can think of anyone better I missed please add in the comments section.

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